International Fashion Week, Goa 2017 makes it to the history of Fashion World

International Fashion Week, Goa 2017 makes it to the history of Fashion World

The Vivanta Taj at Goa, was a proud witness to the flamboyant inauguration of the International Fashion Week. The event, held here on 12th May, was inaugurated by Reginald Lourenco MLA, Goa in the presence of Thasveer Salim, Director of Media Waves and Williams Xavier, Director of Wild Orchid along with Newton Dias of G.V Media.

International Fashion Week, Goa
International Fashion Week, Goa inaugural ceremony

The glamourous evening, anchored by the very brilliant Roy Fernandes, commenced with Karishma Mehta’s ‘Thiana’, which showcased ‘RAVE’ collections. Designer Ankitha, followed suit with her variegated designs that did not fail to mesmerise the audience. With a clever and glowing fusion of Goa and Portuguese, the designs of the very talented Harold- “Reviving Goa” added to the hue and color of the show. His collections were on Goan cultural theme, which comprised of traditional designs and non-commercial designs created from the traditional textiles of Goa. Finally, designers Arundhati and Sumeet Das Gupta graced the event with the gorgeous bridal collections and vibrant handloom collections, respectively.

International Fashion Week, Goa
Karishma Mehta’s “Thiana” Showcased Rave Collections # Model Isha Gupta

 

Ankitha's Design in International Fashion Week, Goa
Ankitha’s Design in International Fashion Week, Goa # Model Anjusha Bhattacharya
Show Stopper Piya Biswas with Sumeet Das Gupta’s Design, IFW, Goa, 2017
Show Stopper Piya Biswas with Sumeet Das Gupta’s Design

Keeping the fashion fever up high, the second evening started off with the creative designs of the GPP students. Their unity was a beautiful contribution for the ‘Beti Bachao’ campaign, held as part of the social responsibility in association with El Shaddai- a childrens NGO. The show continued with the colorful array of designs by the very talented designers like Shashi Tiwari- who showcased beach wear, casual wear, evening- gowns along with summer wear party dress. Hema Manohar came next with her brand ‘Manoharam’ from Visakhapatnam. Mary & Eilaine with their brand ‘Mary Eilaine Couture’, Goa and Naveen & Pradeep creations stole the show. The latter, famous fashion buds from Bangalore, have already created waves in the Indian fashion horizon.

GPP Student Chandrika Pal with her design
GPP Student Chandrika Pal with her design # Model Smitha M Borah

 

Gpp students design. Model- Manju Thomas
Gpp students design. Model- Manju Thomas
Hema Manohar’s Design, International Fashion Week, Goa 2017
Hema Manohar’s Design International Fashion Week, Goa 2017 # model Anjusha Bhattacharya
Mary & Eilaine’s design at IFW Goa, 2017
Mary & Eilaine’s design at IFW Goa, 2017# Model Arusha Sharma

The third day of the glamourous fashion week saw mariads of designs by dexterous desginers. Ninoshka Alvares Delaney, a national award winning designer from Goa, presented her brand ‘Ninoshka’. Mohan Gowda’s ‘Ziva’ was shown next, which is a label from Bangalore, well- known for its contemporary innovation. Parisha Arenja’s ‘periAREN’ from Indore came next in line. Designers Ketan Jain & Jaya Jain showcased wide range of ethnic wear, followed by Designer Sandra. The show ended with the much awaited entry of the celebrity designer Kapil Banthia from Mumbai. ‘Mrs. Earth 2016’, title winner, Priyanka Khurana Goyal was his showstopper. Each of the designers sought to bring about a uniqueness in their designs and presentation. The distinctive styles brought out by them, catered to the fashion buds of the elite audience.

 Mohan Gowda’s ‘Ziva’ at International Fashion Week, Goa
Mohan Gowda’s ‘Ziva’ at International Fashion Week, Goa # model: Arshiya Khatri
Parisha Arenja with her design at International Fashion Week, Goa
Parisha Arenja with her design at International Fashion Week, Goa # model Aakriti Anand
Designer Sandra's Design at IFW Goa
Model Aavni Gowda carries designer Sandra’s Design at IFW Goa

 

Kapil Banthia’s designs
Model Anjusha Bhattacharya carries Kapil Banthia’s designs

Walking down the ramp, there were around fifty beautiful models, each presenting the embellishments with perfect poise and elegancy. The hair and makeup partner for the event was the renowned ‘International Makeup Academy’. And top- notch choreographers of the show, Sanjay Kannan and Sunman N.M., adeptly added color to the entire tone of the show.

Choreographers Sanjay Kannan & Sunman N.M with Thasveer Salim, Director Media waves.
Choreographers Sanjay Kannan & Sunman N.M with Thasveer Salim, Director Media waves.

There held interesting workshops, talkshows and master classes on all days of the fashion week. This created a platform where everyone could share their ideas and views on a much wider scale. New thoughts and concepts were discussed that promised new trends in the fashion arena, in near future.

Another interesting event on the final day was an audition for the beauty pageant, ‘Goddesses of Goa’.

Mr. Jiss Victor, Director of Talismanian, Mr. Shashank Mahatme, Director of Orion Group & Mr. Vikram Verlekar, Director of Ulhas Jewellers were felicitated by Mr. William Xavier, Thasveer M. Salim & Mr. Newton Dias, Directors of International Fashion week, Goa.

Director of Talismanian Mr. Jiss Victor being felicitated by Mr. William Xavier- Director Wild Orchid
Director of Talismanian Mr. Jiss Victor being felicitated by Mr. William Xavier- Director Wild Orchid

The International Fashion Week Season 2 ended on a high note with the launch of the latest trendy silver collections from Ulhas Jewellers- ‘ Esper’ by Mrs.Earth 2016- Priyanka Khurana Goyal.

Mrs.Earth 2016- Priyanka Khurana Goyal launching ‘Esper’, Kapil Banthia and Mr. Vikram Verlekar, Director of Ulhas Jewellers also seen.
Mrs.Earth 2016- Priyanka Khurana Goyal launching ‘Esper’, Kapil Banthia and Mr. Vikram Verlekar, Director of Ulhas Jewellers also seen.

Just as promised, the organisers of the event- Media Waves, Wild Orchid and G.V. Media, gifted the audience with a scintillating aura of a fashionable evening.

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